Jammin’ on Julia Brings Festival Life to the Arts District, Saturday, May 7, 2022

Jammin’ on Julia, a Spring art walk + music festival

With festival season in full swing, Jammin’ on Julia, a Spring art walk + music festival hybrid event returns to the art district. It’s time to get out and enjoy the local arts at this free event that supports the Arts District of New Orleans. Jammin’ on Julia will mark the first closed-street event in the Arts District post-pandemic.

Jammin’ coincides with the First Saturday gallery openings on May 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Arts District will also welcome patrons to an evening block party featuring world class art exhibitions along Julia Street and the surrounding area. The event includes musical performances in select galleries on Julia, Camp, and Magazine Streets, and food trucks and bars on the closed 400-600 blocks of Julia. 

The event is a perfect opportunity to stroll through the historic Arts District and discover New Orleans’ contemporary  art, music, and cuisine.

Guests will enjoy fifteen incredible art exhibitions, eight live music performances in select galleries, and libations for sale to benefit the Arts District of New Orleans non-profit. Cuisine from local vendors Crêpes à la Cart (savory and sweet crêpes), Southern’s Food Truck (Cajun/creole), Da Grillmaster (BBQ), Tanjariné Kitchen (Afro-vegan), and artisan popsicles from Big O’s Pops will be available. 

Guests can expect musical performances by local musicians in LeMieux Gallery, JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, Arthur Roger Gallery, Degas Gallery, and Ariodante Gallery on Julia Street, in addition to Octavia Art Gallery on Magazine St., Ibis Contemporary Art Gallery and SPILLMAN | BLACKWELL Fine Art on Camp St. 

Outside on Julia Street, the block party will feature New Orleans’ own DJ Funke all evening, a live-painting by local artists Monica Kelly and Brent Houzenga, and kinetic sculpture by John Poche.

More information available at www.artsdistrictneworleans.com/galleries 

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